- Title: Starfield
- Release Date: September 6, 2023
- Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
To elevate your Starfield gaming experience, fine-tune essential settings such as mouse sensitivity, Field of View (FOV), and others to align with your personal preferences. Follow these straightforward steps to tailor your gameplay for optimal enjoyment!
Step 1: Locate Your StarfieldPrefs File
Where to Find the File?
To initiate this process, start by locating the Starfield folder within your documents directory. This folder is automatically created when you launch the game and is typically situated at:
Editing the File
Next, right-click on the StarfieldPrefs file and select “Edit.” If you are operating on Windows 11, you may need to click “show more options” to unveil the “Edit” button. Alternatively, you can open it using your preferred file editor; I personally favor VSCode for this task.
Step 2: Speed Pitch and Yaw
Within the StarfieldPrefs file, navigate to the [Controls] section.
Subsequently, incorporate or adjust the following four lines with the suggested values:
[Controls] fIronSightsLookSpeedPitch=0.9 fIronSightsLookSpeedYaw=0.9 fLookSpeedPitch=0.8 fLookSpeedYaw=0.8
Step 3: Mouse Heading Sensitivity
Add a new line
Generate a new line and paste the provided text within the same [Controls] section.
You now have two choices: either utilize your sensitivity settings from previous games, such as Fallout 4 (FO4), or proceed with the next step, which involves converting your sensitivity. If you opt for the latter, please continue; otherwise, feel free to skip this step.
Convert your sensitivity
To convert your desired sensitivity from another game to Starfield, adhere to the following instructions:
- Obtain your sensitivity settings from Aim Lab. If you don’t have Aim Lab, you can alternatively determine a comfortable in-game sensitivity in another game and make use of a sensitivity calculator. Ensure you take into account your mouse’s DPI using a tool like this: Mouse Sensitivity Converter.
- Apply the conversion formula:
Starfield sensitivity = (Aim Lab sensitivity) x 0.197
If your Aim Lab sensitivity stands at 0.25, your Starfield sensitivity will be adjusted to:
(0.25) x (0.197) = 0.049
Apply your mouse sensitivity
After determining your Starfield sensitivity, insert it into the five lines located or generated within the StarfieldPrefs file, situated under the [Controls] section:
Step 4: Disable Mouse Acceleration
Within the StarfieldPrefs file, in the same [Controls] section, incorporate or modify the following lines as specified:
[Controls] bMouseAcceleration=0 fIronSightsPitchSpeedRatio=1 fPitchSpeedRatio=1
Step 5: Modify FOV
To rectify the Field of View (FOV), particularly when playing on a wide screen, include or adjust the following lines under the appropriate sections within the StarfieldPrefs file:
[Display] fDefaultFOV=110 fDefaultWorldFov=110 fDefault1stPersonFOV=110
[Camera] fFPWorldFOV=110 fTPWorldFOV=110
Optional Step: Disable Intro
If you want to deactivate the intro and eliminate the menu delay, introduce or adjust these lines within your StarfieldPrefs file, situated under the [General] section:
[General] sIntroSequence=0 uMainMenuDelayBeforeAllowSkip=0
Save all the changes and enjoy.
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